Acute Mitral Regurgitation after Blunt Chest Trauma: A Case Report

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Luan Nguyen Thanh
Trung Tran Minh
Tien Tran Quyet


The most common cardiac injury following trauma is myocardial contusions. Traumatic valve injury is a rare clinical condition and most commonly involves the aortic valve, with isolated mitral valve injury being scarce. We herein describe the clinical, para clinical and surgical characteristics of a 27-year-old male patient who suffered from an acute mitral valve regurgitation after blunt chest trauma during a traffic accident with an oriented review of the literature. The patient was successfully treated by urgent mitral valve replacement and postoperative V-A mode extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ECMO support that turned out necessary in the postoperative period.

Chest trauma, acute heart failure, acute mitral valve regurgitation, papillary muscle rupture, echocardiography, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Thanh, L. N., Minh, T. T., & Quyet, T. T. (2020). Acute Mitral Regurgitation after Blunt Chest Trauma: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 4(1), 7-11. Retrieved from
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